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Forum categories => Events, meets & competitions => Topic started by: BKA on 15 October, 2012, 13:27:15

Title: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 15 October, 2012, 13:27:15
Dates for your diary!
For 2013, the BKO will be a solo event, and a weekender. Saturday will be hang-out and socialise day (around Bristol), Sunday will be competition day (in the hall). More details to come.

Webpage up at: http://www.kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html (http://www.kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html)

(http://www.kendama.co.uk/images/JKAseal.jpg)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Mirek on 15 October, 2012, 13:44:06
I always wanted to see Bristol. Thanks for that. I am looking forward to meet you all.  ;)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: The Void on 15 October, 2012, 13:45:53
As requested! :D
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Mirek on 15 October, 2012, 13:47:03
As requested! :D
Thanks
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Craftybuddy on 15 October, 2012, 13:52:19
Oh, yes!!  These dates are very hopeful for me so I'll have to start planning!!  ;D

Thanks so much Void!!  :-*  I hope to be able to meet with as many players as possible!!!

Mirek, meeting with the players is much more fun than Bristol, I believe…  :-\

Thanks again!

Yoko (craftybuddy)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: shalafi on 15 October, 2012, 13:54:06
A weekend of kendama... that sounds really nice.

Saving the date in my calendar.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 16 October, 2012, 11:45:50
Webpage up at http://www.kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html (http://www.kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html) , with news of a new category for next year's comp!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: SamB on 16 October, 2012, 12:59:20
I'm in.

Dan Jam sounds delicious!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 16 October, 2012, 13:28:24
It should be quite tasty!

BKO2013 Advanced tricklist video in progress.....
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: shalafi on 16 October, 2012, 14:42:52
Dan Jam... I qualify, but for the minimum, \o/.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 18 October, 2012, 13:31:14
Dan Jam details added to http://www.kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html (http://www.kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html) :
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Taking into account the feedback that there are several players who do not like the "constrained tricks" element of our standard competitions, we are introducing a new freestyle division...

Any player who enters will have 60 seconds to freestyle with a competition kendama(s?). FREEstyle. Anything you like. Judges will take into account:

- i) technical skill level
- ii) presentation/style/flow
- iii) originality
- iv) success/failure rate

…each scored out of 10. Highest score wins.

The Dan Jam is only open to players with an official BKA or JKA grading of Pre-Dan or higher.
(http://www.kendama.co.uk/images/orin-roars.jpg)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 20 October, 2012, 12:45:13
Tricklist and video for the Advanced division are complete. SRC (http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,573.0.html) attendees will get an advanced look, and it will be revealed publicly on Monday 29th.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Thorny on 21 October, 2012, 00:01:23
Brilliant, can't attend the SRC so I'm definitely getting excited and prepared for this. Gonna be cool to meet up with everyone again and finally take my BKA Dan test! After that, got France to look forward to!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: kendamatty on 23 October, 2012, 01:36:09
Dan jam sounds an amazing idea. Quite hard to judge I reckon but it'll definitely add a new fun element to competitions, with routines etc. I'm sure it'll be a right baton twirling fest ;)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: shalafi on 29 October, 2012, 13:25:38
I do like the tricklist! I have to practice a few of them, but it looks nice

Half-swirl aeroplane returns, juggle big cup is cool. I love that it has bird fly over the valley.

Now, back to basics and practice trapeze to aeroplane and scoop big cup from the floor.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 29 October, 2012, 13:28:37
(http://juggling.tv/thumb/0_12517.jpg)
For those who aren't as quick off the mark as shalafi... The Advanced tricklist is out!
http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html (http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html)
BKO 2013 Advanced Tricklist - juggling videos hosted @ Juggling.tv (http://juggling.tv/12517#id=http://juggling.tv/nuevo/econfig.php?key=b1cd0f22e4ad54250412)

Also, since Intermediate is a new division, any players who have previously competed in Advanced, but feel the level is (now?) too high for them are allowed to step back down to Intermediate.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: shalafi on 29 October, 2012, 13:44:03
For those who aren't as quick off the mark as shalafi... The Advanced tricklist is out!
I am subscribed to your channel in juggling.tv :) that's the trick.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: SamB on 29 October, 2012, 14:07:56
It's a good list, a bunch of stuff I can't do very well. Will it be on the app soon? I'm too lazy to write it all down.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: shalafi on 29 October, 2012, 14:23:50
Question: I have been playing with the trapeze thingy and I find myself doing it inwards instead of outwards (which is as you do it in the video) is that one correct as well or not?
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 29 October, 2012, 14:56:16
Question: I have been playing with the trapeze thingy and I find myself doing it inwards instead of outwards (which is as you do it in the video) is that one correct as well or not?
That's fine.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 13 November, 2012, 12:20:17
We just added this specification to the rules:
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For all tricks, no adjustment may be made to the grip during the trick (unless this is a specific requirement of the trick).
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 15 November, 2012, 12:45:43
Help wanted! We need judges for the BKO. Please consider if you could help with any of the following:

Beginner Division Judge (3 judges required)
Requirements:
- 100% commitment to attending the BKO
- Willingness not to take part in Beginner division
- Deep familiarity with the BKO 2013 Beginner trick list and rules (see http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html (http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html) )

Intermediate Division Judge (2 Judges required)
Requirements:
- 100% commitment to attending the BKO
- Willingness not to take part in Intermediate division
- Memorise the BKO 2013 Intermediate rules & trick list, in order (see http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html (http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html) )

Dan Jam Judge (3 or 4 judges required)
Requirements:
- 100% commitment to attending the BKO
- Willingness not to take part in the Dan Jam
- Good level of familiarity with the current level of kendama tricks (i.e. you can recognise or describe the tricks, but you do not have to be able to do them)
- Ability to award marks to each competitor quickly (~30 seconds) (i.e. "That felt like a 5 for technical, a 7 for hit rate....")

Best Trick Compère & Secretary (1 of each required)
Requirements:
- 100% commitment to attending the BKO
- Willingness not to take part in the Best Trick division
- Ability to talk clearly on a microphone, and to keep the competition moving at a fast pace ("You missed, next! Keep moving round at the back there!")
- [Compère] Wide familiarity with the current level of kendama play, and good knowledge of trick names (or the ability to quickly describe them)
- [Secretary] Write down what the Judge tells you to!

Please reply here to volunteer, or to ask questions.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: shalafi on 15 November, 2012, 13:04:55
I'm not sure if I'll attend the BKO yet, but as soon as I am 100% committed I can do judging for beginners / intermediate.

And if people think I did a decent job as a compere, I wouldn't mind to repeat.

That said, the commit level is around 80% at the moment.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 16 November, 2012, 12:29:40
Cool, thanks.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: RodDama on 24 December, 2012, 19:38:13
ahh wish i could make this!  it's to far and i am to broke! haha
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 29 January, 2013, 13:38:15
For anyone panicking that we just cancelled the Facebook event for the BKO in April, DON'T WORRY, the event IS STILL ON.

It's just that we've decided that there's no point having a facebook event page, when routinely over half the people who say they're "Going" don't show up. There's simply no point in us basing our plans on that kind of data. So please share http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html (http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html) for BKO event info, and http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,644.0.html (http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,644.0.html) for BKO chat. We will be happy to answer any of your questions on the forum.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 03 February, 2013, 16:14:57
UPDATE!:
The BKA are sponsoring up to £200 CASH prizes for this year's BKO.

The Bounty prize returns for anyone who beats reigning champ Matt Nix in Advanced division.

Sunday entry fee:
£8 Kendama players
£4 U16s/Spectators
(But you get.... Free Kyu grading! Plus free tea, coffe and biscuits!)

See http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html (http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html) for full Sunday schedule.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 05 February, 2013, 13:55:35
Here's a poster for the BKO. Please download/copy/tweet/share it, or even print it out for your local scene.
Downloads (right-click, save-as): A4 colour (http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKA-BKO2013-A4.pdf), A4 b/w (http://kendama.co.uk/BKA-BKO2013-A4-bw.pdf), 2-up A4 colour (http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKA-BKO2013-A4-2up.pdf), 2-up A4 b/w (http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKA-BKO2013-A4-2up-bw.pdf)
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKA-BKO2013_web500.jpg)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 06 February, 2013, 15:02:07
Full competition details at: http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html (http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html)

TRAVEL INFORMATION:

By Plane
Fly in to Bristol Airport. From there you can get a taxi (probably expensive unless you are in a group) into town, or get the Bristol Flyer bus to Bristol Temple Meads train station.
http://flyer.bristolairport.co.uk/timetable_from_bia_sun.php (http://flyer.bristolairport.co.uk/timetable_from_bia_sun.php)
"Adult Return from only £11.00"

If you are flying in on Friday, we will try to collect you. If you are flying in on Saturday before 12:00, maybe we can collect you. Please send us a private message via this forum. Sorry, we can't collect you on Sunday.

By Bus
From Bristol Temple Meads Station, take the number 70 bus to Horfield (Downend Road stop). It takes 23 minutes. Runs every 30 minutes on a Sunday.
Timetable:
http://www.travelinesw.com/swe/XSLT_TTB_REQUEST?language=en&dateDay=20130428&command=direct&net=swe&line=38070&sup=%20&project=y10&outputFormat=0&itdLPxx_displayHeader=true (http://www.travelinesw.com/swe/XSLT_TTB_REQUEST?language=en&dateDay=20130428&command=direct&net=swe&line=38070&sup=%20&project=y10&outputFormat=0&itdLPxx_displayHeader=true)

When you pass these shops on the left, get off at the next stop.
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKO-number70_bus_1.jpg)
Just up the road from those shops, at the corner of the traffic lights, is this hall, on the right. That's where the competition is. (The bus stop is just after the crossroads: you will have to turn around and walk for 30 seconds. :-) )
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKO-number70_bus_2.jpg)

(http://kendama.co.uk/images/SRC2011.jpg)

Google map (The pin is on the wrong side of the road)

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=BS7+9RE&oe=utf-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x48718e1e7e4a6e33:0x6192c8ec58d436b4,Bristol,+Avon+BS7+9RE,+UK&ei=xUoxTregD4LPhAfqrpTzCg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBQQ8gEwAA (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=BS7+9RE&oe=utf-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x48718e1e7e4a6e33:0x6192c8ec58d436b4,Bristol,+Avon+BS7+9RE,+UK&ei=xUoxTregD4LPhAfqrpTzCg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBQQ8gEwAA)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 10 March, 2013, 16:02:22
Okay everyone, time to start making your travel plans!

In the next week or so, we'll put up some plans for the Saturday too, so that those coming for the full weekend will have some idea of what's happening.

And as well as that, with 7 weeks to go, it's time to start getting rigorous with your practising too, Get on those ladders, folks - those speed trick times won't improve themselves, and consistency can always be improved! :)

Also, we're still looking for judges (see above), so don't be afraid to pitch in if you can!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 13 March, 2013, 21:22:29
We just heard that 5 of the Scottish crew are heading down to the BKO. Great stuff.
Seems like a good time to announce that the titles of
Scottish...
Welsh...
Northern Irish...
English...
....Kendama Champion are up for grabs for people who hail from those countries.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: mreasyguy on 13 March, 2013, 23:59:30
I'll be making the trip too, don't fancy going back to Cardiff after the Saturday so going to get booking me a hotel for the night. any recommendations?
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 14 March, 2013, 11:50:46
Kendama Europe will be trading at BKO.

@mreasyguy At least 8 other people are staying at http://www.almondsburyinterchangehotel.com (http://www.almondsburyinterchangehotel.com), but it is a bit of a trek outside the city.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 15 March, 2013, 16:58:28
Kendama Europe are confirmed as a trader, and our main product sponsor at BKO. Thanks guys!
http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html (http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 15 March, 2013, 18:09:35
Plans for the Saturday!
12:00 - 13:00 Meet up by the fountains between St Augustine's Parade and Broad Quay. Hang out and click.
13.00 - 18:00 Wander on a little walking tour of Bristol, via college green, cabot tower, etc, ending up near the suspension bridge. Plenty of playing and sightseeing en route.
(For those hoping to meet us later in the day, an approximate route is shown on the maps. Please note, this is liable to change! We plan on having some phone-trackers active, so people can try and find us!)
19:00 Evening meal
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKO-Saturday-tour-pt1.jpg)
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKO-Saturday-tour-pt2.jpg)

That's the good weather plan. If things are looking a bit grim, then we'll probably be spending a lot more time in cafes, etc!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 02 April, 2013, 15:57:38
ROLL CALL!
It would be helpful for our planning to have a rough idea of who's turning up and entering what. Please can you confirm/adjust/add your details to this list. And don't forget we're still looking for help with judging (http://www.kendama.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,644.msg5039.html#msg5039). Thanks!

Name    Definite/maybe/no?   Sat/Sun/both?   Divisions?
Void         Def      Both      Judge (Adv)
KendAlex      Def      Both      Adv, DanJam
Mirek      Def      Both      Adv, DanJam
Kendamatty   Def      ?      Adv, DanJam
SKT
-Mikey      Def      both?      Adv
-Matt      Def      both?      Adv
-Robin      Def      both?      Adv
-Dean      Def      both?      Adv
-+1?      
Yoko         Def      both.         -
Niggety Nixaan  Def    both      ?
shalafi      unlikely   ?            Adv/Judge (Beg, Int)
SamB      Def      both      Adv, DanJam
mreasyguy       Def      both      ?
Ash               Maybe      Sun           ?
MrJumpshoe   Def      Both      ? Judge?
Rich         Def      Sat?/Sun   Beginner
SonicPearse   Def      Sun      Int?
Mark         Def      Sun      Int
Luke            Maybe           Sat?/Sun        Beg
Toby            Maybe            ?              Adv
kendamajohnny Maybe             Sun              Adv
Paul M.              Maybe             Sun               Beg?
TWJC
-Simon      ?      ?      ?
Grimsby
-Adam      ?      ?      ?
-Harry      ?      ?      ?
-Thorny      ?      ?      ?
-Layna      ?      ?      ?
-Mic         ?      ?      ?
-sid         ?      ?      ?
Patryk      ?      ?      ?   
Wiktor      ?      ?      ?
-Orin         ?      ?      ?
-Topper      ?      ?      ?
Kernow
-Tim         ?      ?      ?
-Alex         ?      ?      ?
-Wez         ?      ?      ?

Donald      No      both      Adv
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: SamB on 02 April, 2013, 16:06:53
I'll be in for all contests on Sunday. I will be there on Saturday but am not sure when as we have some evening plans for the night before...
Also I may be bringing the support team, i.e. Chris.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: shalafi on 02 April, 2013, 16:12:03
Right now, I don't think I'll be able to come, it may change during the following weeks, but I'm not counting on it.

In any case, if I go it will be for the full weekend and to enter advanced.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: mreasyguy on 02 April, 2013, 17:23:26
I will definitely be there both days, As for division. I have been working on getting my time down on intermediate but Looking at the advanced list i may give it a stab, i will know by the end of the week which i wanna go for, there is just a few tricks i know that I haven't got so im going to work on them this week and will let you know for definite.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 02 April, 2013, 17:41:16
Cheers chaps! Anyone else?
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: RodDama on 02 April, 2013, 18:35:15
i wish i could make it!! but its a little far from home.... lol
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: KendaMushroom on 05 April, 2013, 10:30:55
mattnix GAME ON! haha
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: KendAlex on 06 April, 2013, 21:40:31
KendaMushroom and Matt Nixx, Game on haha
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 06 April, 2013, 23:25:22
mattnix GAME ON! haha
Does that mean you're coming, Nic?
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Kernow Kendama on 07 April, 2013, 09:06:26
It doesn't look like the Kernow crew are gonna make it :'( Wez is doing Scouty stuff, Alex is doing baby things, Mike is doing uni exams n I'm working way to much at the minute. Genuinely very gutted sounds like its going to be awesome.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 07 April, 2013, 11:45:27
Boo. And it's very unlikely there'll ever be one closer to you. :( Can't say we didn't give you enough notice. Oh well, what a shame.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: orinoco on 07 April, 2013, 18:12:48
Not going to be able to make this one I'm afraid :(
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Topper on 07 April, 2013, 20:18:47
I wont be able to make it. Sorry. Topper
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 07 April, 2013, 20:35:46
Ah well, thanks for letting us know.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Ian F on 08 April, 2013, 08:57:32
Sorry Void and co. Fruhlingsfest (beer, not juggling/kendama) Munich, got the nod on this one! See ya Lestival and/or Bungay?
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: The Void on 08 April, 2013, 11:25:52
I'll see you at BBU (http://www.jugglingedge.com/event.php?EventID=2811) for sure. Don't know about Lestival (http://www.jugglingedge.com/event.php?EventID=2865) yet.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Mark on 08 April, 2013, 12:29:30
Ill be the for the sunday, for the intermediate comp
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 08 April, 2013, 12:31:49
Great, thanks Mark!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: kendamatty on 10 April, 2013, 02:50:38
mattnix GAME ON! haha
Does that mean you're coming, Nic?

Game on nicola B-)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: kendamatty on 10 April, 2013, 03:12:08
Questions for saturday goers:

1) solved
2)Im driving so anyone who is en routeish from Cambridge can nab a lift too if it suits?
3) best hotel ideas preferably with parking?

Void) is there parking at the venue?

Cheers all
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 14 April, 2013, 13:01:48
There is parking at the Sunday venue for about 8 cars, and on street parking right by too so no problem there. Best to leave the car at the hotel for Saturday, unless you want to pay city centre fees.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 20 April, 2013, 13:54:56
We will have a few prizes to give away on the Saturday too... So make sure you come for the social day too if you can! (Not that the prizes should sway you - the company is what will make the day special!)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 22 April, 2013, 11:20:14
Thanks to Kendama Europe for generous prizes. Here's the first teaser...
(http://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/58139_548398345211937_1465081697_n.jpg)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 22 April, 2013, 15:13:21
More swag has arrived at BKA HQ. All up for grabs at BKO!
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKO2013prizes_sm.jpg)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 23 April, 2013, 10:54:17
As well as on the actual competition day, we'll have a few goodies to give away on BKO Social Day on Saturday. Here's a teaser. More later... http://twitter.com/britishkendama/status/326634035914895360 (http://twitter.com/britishkendama/status/326634035914895360)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: skt on 23 April, 2013, 11:08:21
Looking forward to meeting you all this weekend! should be a lot of fun, the 8 hour drive not so much though. see you all on Saturday!  ;D
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 23 April, 2013, 11:58:12
Much respect to you guys for making the trek!

Meanwhile, who doesn't love getting a bunch of paperwork prepared?
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKO_paperwork_sm.jpg)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 23 April, 2013, 17:08:59
Slight PA upgrade for the BKO.... (2013 left, 2012 right)   :)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 23 April, 2013, 17:18:05
Who likes CASH? Just some of what's up for grabs on Sunday....
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKO-2013-cash.jpg)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Kev on 23 April, 2013, 21:22:43
Great to see you've got the all important Chip Shop marked on the map  ;)

Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 24 April, 2013, 14:49:15
The lovely folk at kendama.dk have donated some prize vouchers for the BKO social day - thank you guys!
So what are they for? You'll have to come out to play on Saturday to find out!
(http://kendama.co.uk/images/BKO2013_social.jpg)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 24 April, 2013, 15:16:30
Gravity Outlaws (http://gravityoutlaws.co.uk) will be coming to trade at BKO, showing off their range of logo'd and embroidered products. Drop them a line (http://gravityoutlaws.co.uk/epages/www_gravityoutlaws_co_uk.sf/en_GB/?ViewAction=ViewContactForm&ObjectPath=/Shops/www_gravityoutlaws_co_uk) if you have any requests!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: The Void on 24 April, 2013, 17:34:18
We just heard Niggety Nixaan's coming from the Netherlands! Awesome. :)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: The Void on 24 April, 2013, 23:27:09
What's that you say? You're not coming to BKO unless you get a free gift[1]? Okay then, if you insist. First 30 people through the door on Sunday...
 1. Tea, coffee, biscuits and Kyu grading not enough for you?
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Cliffdama on 26 April, 2013, 11:56:55
Wish i could be there. I think the bko and eko come a little bit to early in my kendama carreer ^^.  Next year i be there for 100% . 1year training hard!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 26 April, 2013, 12:14:41
Although it's billed as a competition, it's really just an excuse for a great social get-together. The emphasis is firmly on fun and friendship, with only a side-order of competitiveness. Please never consider yourself "not skilled enough" to come to a competition. Everyone who comes to one, even a just-learnt-Big-Cup player always enjoys themselves, so always take every possible opportunity to go to a kendama meet/event/comp!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Cliffdama on 26 April, 2013, 13:24:39
Hehe i know. Also it's because i become uncle this weekend ^^ and tourlouse i can't get the days of off of work :(. Next year! And then one year ahead also my skill level will be up a bit. Can you also do rankings over at the bko?
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 26 April, 2013, 13:32:06
Cool. BKO competition day is a bit hectic, but we are squeezing in gradings in the first hour on Sunday this year. Well, I hope you don't have to wait a whole year. Maybe can make it to an event in the Netherlands some time. (KendAlex and JeffreyVR are BKA examiners too, so maybe they can grade you sometime if you get to meet up with them.)
Cheers!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Kev on 27 April, 2013, 08:25:44
Morning all,

Happy BKO day(s)! - really hope you all have lots of fun.

Gutted I can't make it this weekend but can I make a request for lots of photos and videos please - would love to see some of the action!

Enjoy!

Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 27 April, 2013, 09:51:10
We'll try!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 27 April, 2013, 11:04:33
About to set off. Follow us on Twitter for a live tracking link (coming soon).









<--- Twitter link's over there.  We might get some Instagram pics out too... We'll see how it goes.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 27 April, 2013, 21:42:56
Mr Jumpshoe's shots from yesterday/today currently uploading at
http://kendama.co.uk/galleries/BKO2013Social-Jumpshoe/ (http://kendama.co.uk/galleries/BKO2013Social-Jumpshoe/)
(I'll fix the portrait orientation ones later...)

Usual rules about no re-uploading images without Mr J's permission apply. If you want to share them, please use the page URL. thanks.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Rich on 27 April, 2013, 22:19:45
Great pictures! I'm glad the sun came back out for you guys.

My favourite one is the 5 man shot outside the victoria rooms where Void looks like he's reaching in helpless desperation while his kendama floats off into space like "noooooo...".

Roll on Sunday!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 27 April, 2013, 22:52:59
...can I make a request for lots of photos and videos please - would love to see some of the action!
BKA photos currently uploading at
http://kendama.co.uk/galleries/BKO2013Social/ (http://kendama.co.uk/galleries/BKO2013Social/)
**Please do not upload any of these pictures to any other websites without permission, thanks. To share, please share the page URL. Thanks.**

(http://kendama.co.uk/galleries/BKO2013Social/mediafiles/l11.jpg)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Kev on 28 April, 2013, 01:25:46
Ah! Nice one . . . looks like a great time, enjoy Sunday too peeps!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 28 April, 2013, 20:25:24
Headline Results

ADVANCED
1. Matt Nix *British Kendama Champion* *Bounty Prize*
2. KendAlex
3. SamB
4. Matt R.

Intermediate
1. Broady
2. Adam
3. Mark

Beginners
1. Rich W.
2. Luke S.

Dan Jam
1. KendAlex
2. Matt Nix
3. Robin

Best Trick
1. Mikey
2. Broady
3. SamB

Full detailed results in the next few days.
Photos to come. Looking forwards to reading your reviews and seeing your pics. Please post!

Great weekend, thanks to all who attended!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: The Void on 28 April, 2013, 21:33:03
My pics
http://tlmb.net/galleries/BKO2013/ (http://tlmb.net/galleries/BKO2013/)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Cliffdama on 28 April, 2013, 21:37:15
Looks like you all had a great time! One day i will join you all!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: mreasyguy on 28 April, 2013, 21:52:06
Just got home from an awesome weekend. Saturday was a blast even though it involved alot of walking, and hills, oh god the hills! My legs are still aching from it all, but had a great time clicking with everyone that made it out.

Today I managed to get my Pre-dan on my first attempt so I was happy with that. The competition itself was great and I have to commend Void for all the work he puts into these events.

Such a good weekend and hopefully see some of you at another meet  :D
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: skt on 29 April, 2013, 11:13:56
Brilliant weekend! Will get to work on a edit and post it up once it's done! Thanks again for a good weekend guys!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: KendAlex on 29 April, 2013, 20:59:05
hello all clickers,
i like to thank everyone that was present on the BKO
i really had a blast, so happy i came down , it was more then worth it

here are my pictures, (sorry it is on my facebook wall)
if you want to see them and you arn't my friend yet , please be my friend, and enjoy those pics
https://www.facebook.com/KendAlex/photos?collection_token=100000359945547%3A2305272732%3A69&set=a.570680286287298.1073741828.100000359945547&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/KendAlex/photos?collection_token=100000359945547%3A2305272732%3A69&set=a.570680286287298.1073741828.100000359945547&type=3)

enjoy
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: kendamatty on 29 April, 2013, 22:45:20
Great weekend, the sweat inducing curry was certainly the highlight for me! being put to shame by Void's girlfriend on how to finish a calzone was certainly not, but fair play there.

Gutted we missed on daytime saturday antics, but sam, luke and I did manage to sneak for a cheeky couple in the evening.
Awesome meeting new and seeing old faces, void as always came through. And finally got to meet yoko, the lady who has given me my kendama fix for the last few years!

See many of you in le south of Francais oui!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: The Void on 29 April, 2013, 22:53:52
Cheers Adam. Thanks for the pics Alex - nice work with the statues!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: The Void on 29 April, 2013, 22:56:01
Come on Matt, surely hitting Half Swirl Aeroplane was your highlight! ;-)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: kendamatty on 29 April, 2013, 23:05:23
Come on Matt, surely hitting Half Swirl Aeroplane was your highlight! ;-)

If a video ever emerges of my reaction, I'm sure my deluded impression of what really happened will come to light (after me and Alex missed comfortably 15 in a row outside between us, ten of those being me.. 5 minutes before the showdown). Until then, lets just say i remained tranquil and level headed when i pulled out a half swirl as smooth as a Mozart and as flowing as Niagara falls ;-)

Wow, I should be a politician...
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: KendAlex on 30 April, 2013, 11:56:57
thanks Void, and Matt congrats again, :(
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: SamB on 30 April, 2013, 13:44:19
Great weekend, I've almost recovered. Can't wait till the next one!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 30 April, 2013, 16:03:27
Video soon...
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: The Void on 30 April, 2013, 18:04:34
Right, here you go. Anyone who didn't come isn't allowed to watch it.  :P
BKO 2013 Competition Day - juggling videos hosted @ Juggling.tv (http://juggling.tv/13096#id=http://juggling.tv/nuevo/econfig.php?key=fc55ba413313a42bb4cf)
(http://tlmb.net/galleries/BKO2013/mediafiles/l23.jpg)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: mreasyguy on 30 April, 2013, 18:36:00
Great video, The reaction from Matt after landing that half swirl was amazing!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: KendAlex on 30 April, 2013, 18:57:12
Great video indeed.

thanks BKA, Void for recording this, great memories.

thanks Matt to scared off my concentration with your happyness after the swirl.
that makes me second ;)

Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Thorny on 30 April, 2013, 20:12:03
Cool video, hope everyone had a great time! So gutted that I couldn't make it but hey, that's what happens why train fares are more than extortionate :P haha

Well done to everyone who won something, and to Matt for retaining his title. I plan on taking that next year (providing my finances aren't pre-crippled and can therefore stretch to cover a long distance train ticket)!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Rich on 30 April, 2013, 20:59:47
Thanks to everyone for an amazing day! It was great to meet all you guys and it was a lot of fun.

I improved so much that day just by being in close proximity to all of you excellent clickers so thank you for that. My first competition and it was a blast! Knees have just about recovered and now i want to do it all again...

Congratulations to everyone who won things and congratulations to everyone who didn't for being awesome anyway.

 Thanks to Void and BKA for hosting so excellently and see you all soon!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Kev on 30 April, 2013, 21:08:02
Looks like you all had a great time - I will do my utmost to be there next time!

Thanks for sharing pics and vids :)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: The Void on 30 April, 2013, 23:11:51
Thanks for the kind words folks. I'm glad everyone seemed to have had a great time. The social day was definitely a success, and it gave me the chance to actually play some kendama with you guys, which I don't get to do on competition days. That has to be a feature that is here to stay. Thanks so much to everyone who came, especially those coming from far away. I'll do a write-up at some point when I get the chance.

Meanwhile, I have another video in the can... Waiting for music permission on that one.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: The Void on 30 April, 2013, 23:19:08
Until then, lets just say i remained tranquil and level headed when i pulled out a half swirl as smooth as a Mozart and as flowing as Niagara falls ;-)

Wow, I should be a politician...
No, you should be in advertising... Oh, wait, that's the same thing...
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 01 May, 2013, 14:00:29
SKT's video is out - gives a great vibe of the weekend. Thanks guys!
2013 British Kendama Open Tour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2Nm08wEGY0#ws)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: The Void on 01 May, 2013, 18:54:47
Thanks for a great video guys - it really gives a great feel for the social side of the weekend.

The register of players has now been updated for forum members who recently got graded.
http://kendama.co.uk/dan.html (http://kendama.co.uk/dan.html)
http://kendama.co.uk/pre-dan.html (http://kendama.co.uk/pre-dan.html)
http://kendama.co.uk/kyu.html (http://kendama.co.uk/kyu.html)

My weekend review is here:
http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013review.html (http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013review.html)

Full BKO results are now at the bottom of the BKO page:
http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html (http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: mreasyguy on 01 May, 2013, 22:24:24
The SKT video just shows what a good vibe we had on Saturday.

Void, Great review of the weekend, was a good read.

BTW, im loving my new title, Welsh Kendama champion  ;D I need to get more welshy's into this to compete against!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Yoda on 02 May, 2013, 00:06:57
Wow :D I wish i were there.  I hope that next year EJC will take place somewhere near Poland. If so, i'll try to appear :D
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 02 May, 2013, 11:50:49
Intermediate and Advanced draw tables added to the foot of http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html (http://kendama.co.uk/bko2013.html)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: Kendama UK on 02 May, 2013, 15:30:52
Matt Robertson's account of the BKO 2013 can be read here: http://kendamauk.com/kendama-news/british-kendama-open-2013/ (http://kendamauk.com/kendama-news/british-kendama-open-2013/)

Congratulations on what looked like an awesome event for the Kendama community. Mikey and Matt certainly had nothing but praise for it.
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: The Void on 03 May, 2013, 15:07:40
Nice one Matt, cheers!
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: The Void on 04 May, 2013, 09:48:45
[user]NiggetyNixaan[/user]'s video is out!
British Kendama Open 2013 (http://vimeo.com/65422584)

Unfortunately for me, I can't watch it until I get home tonight...
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: The Void on 04 May, 2013, 23:35:47
Now I've seen it. Excellent stuff, thanks Niggety! The bit where I scuttled sideways made me laugh a lot. Another "great vibe" vid of the weekend. :D
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: The Void on 07 May, 2013, 17:25:53
Some cool pics from Mirek:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151678490904673.1073741825.69876059672&type=3 (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151678490904673.1073741825.69876059672&type=3)
Title: Re: British Kendama Open 2013. Bristol, 27/28th April 2013.
Post by: BKA on 23 May, 2013, 18:47:06
A nice review from Mr Jumpshoe:
http://www.kendama.cz/text/the-2013-british-kendama-open (http://www.kendama.cz/text/the-2013-british-kendama-open)
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